Good Sam membership closes in on two-million mark

By Chuck Woodbury COMMENTARY BY THE EDITOR An article in the Motley Fool this week reported that membership in the Good Sam Club has grown to 1.92 million, an all-time high. Traditional benefits to club members have almost vanished in recent years, with local chapters struggling to survive as their members grow old and die. The club’s popular rallies were…

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Proposed bipartisan bills to expand recreation on public lands

Tue., Aug 7, 2018. Expanded recreation opportunities on federal lands could be in store for RVers in the near future if bipartisan Senate and House bills pass. This could mean more public land open to dispersed camping as well as other recreation choices.   On Advocacy Day, more than 120 members of the RV industry asked members of Congress to support the bipartisan…

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Containing Mendocino Complex fires may take until Sept. 1

Officials in California are warning that it will likely be closer to September 1st before they are able to contain the Mendocino Complex Fire, reports NPR on Wednesday morning. California continues to battle 17 major wildfires fueled by record-breaking heat and dead vegetation left over from a five-year drought – the worst in the state’s history – that ended last…

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Keystone recalls trailers: Wrong rim size designation

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dutchmen Aerolite travel trailers, models 2133RB and 2423BH. The Federal Certification Label incorrectly indicates a rim size of 14X5.5J when the correct rim size is 14X5J. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification” and can create a safety risk. The incorrect rim designation on the…

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A wave of deer ticks spreads across the country

Hikers and campers need to be on the alert for ticks this summer because of an invasion of Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks that is sweeping across the nation. The CDC says rising temperatures are to blame for the tripling of mosquito-, tick- and flea-borne illnesses from 2004 to 2016. In Maine, people say they spotted the eight-legged arachnid before spring. They noticed…

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